Venus is large and brilliant this month. Here in the Bay area, you can see Venus towards the SSW in the early evening sky. Venus is seen in this photo at the top of the tree. For your reference, the Golden Gate is on the lower right of the photo.
Venus may be easiest to see when the photo is viewed larger.
This photo is part of the same set as my recent Golden Gate sunset photo, taken from Euclid Ave in the Berkeley hills.
Meta info: Nikon D70, 18-70mm “kit” lens at 31mm (46mm equivalence for a 35mm camera), tripod, 1/10 second at f/4.0.